Police Seek Third Suspect
Jan 20 – Two Laval residents have been arrested and charged in connection with a black money fraud case. Police are still searching for a third suspect.
The trio of suspects are accused of defrauding two individuals of tens of thousands of dollars.
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the third suspect, 31-year-old Alpha Bah, of Laval.
The suspect is 1.75 m (5’4”) tall and weighs 75 kg (154 lbs). He has black hair and brown eyes.
Laval Woman Charged with Fraud
Jan 18 – A 23-year-old woman from Laval, Que., is facing four charges after a police investigation into how she obtained a credit card.
Police alleged the woman used a false identity to obtain the credit card. She was arrested Thursday.
Anysha Pierre, 23, was charged with uttering a forged document, personation, unlawful possession of a credit card and fraud under $5,000.
She was held in police custody pending a bail hearing in Cornwall court.
Distraction Causes Collision
Jan 16 – A moment of distraction at the wheel was the cause of a car crash at the intersection of Boul. Cartier and Boul. des Laurentides last Wednesday afternoon.
The incident occurred at 1:20 p.m. when a driver heading south on Laurentides failed to notice the traffic light turning red. The car plowed into the driver’s side of another car turning left from Cartier. Both cars had airbags deployed but no one suffered injuries in the collision.
Police and ambulance were called to the scene. The busy intersection was reopened by 2 p.m.
Arson at Laval Garage
Jan 14 – Police are investigating a fire at a garage they suspect may have been arson.
Fire broke out at Réparation Sept Étoiles on Station St. near Boul. des Laurentides at 1:30 a.m. Firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze but damage was extensive. Several doors had to be cut through and at least one car was engulfed in flames.
No one was in the building at the time and no injuries were reported among firefighters.
Laval police’s arson squad was called in after firefighters observed signs that the fire had been deliberately started.
Fire Damages Store
Jan 13 – A store in Chomedey was damaged by a fire that broke out on Sunday evening. The fire started at Marché Toit Bleu on Boul. St-Martin near Pilon St. around 10 p.m.
Firefighters arrived quickly and successfully put out the flames with little difficulty. Police closed several blocks of St-Martin for about an hour while fire crews worked at dousing the flames.
The cause of the fire is not known.
Laval Police Retweet New Drone Regulations
Laval police, via Twitter, are helping to spread the word of Transport Canada’s new regulations concerning drones that come into effect on June 1, 2019.
Starting on that date, all drones will require registration. Drone operators will be required to pass an online exam and obtain a pilot’s certificate for basic maneuvers and advanced flying maneuvers.
These new laws affect all drones weighing between 250 grams and 25 kilograms, regardless of whether they are used for pleasure, work, or research.
Failure to comply with the new laws may result in a $25,000 fine or jail time, or both.